Thursday Night Football: Bills move to 9-3 with 24-10 win over Patriots

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The Bills punted three times Thursday night against the Patriots. That was something.

In two games against New England last season, Buffalo didn’t punt.

The Bills, though, still scored on four of eight possessions, not counting kneel downs at the end of the first half and the end of the game, and dominated the Patriots, winning 24-10.

Buffalo improved to 9-3, while New England fell to 6-6.

The Bills became the first team in NFL history to win three Thursday Night Football games.

Buffalo outgained the Patriots 355 to 242 and had 72 plays, 21 more than New England had. The Bills had 37 runs and 33 passes, winning the time of possession 38:08 to 21:52.

Josh Allen went 22-of-33 for 223 yards and two touchdowns. He had 8-yard scoring tosses to Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis.

Diggs had seven catches for 92 yards, while James Cook ran for 64 yards on 14 totes and Devin Singletary had 13 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Mac Jones was 22-of-36 for 195 yards and a touchdown, with cornerback/returner Marcus Jones catching two passes for 51 yards and a touchdown.

72 responses to “Thursday Night Football: Bills move to 9-3 with 24-10 win over Patriots

  1. The far better QB and team won tonight.

    Mac Jones isn’t an NFL QB. Pea shooter of an arm, no mobility, and can only make dumpoffs. Watch for Bill to enter the Jimmy G sweepstakes after the season.

  2. Buffalo Bills better be selecting OL in the 1st and 2nd rounds of 23’.

    2nd: Cody Ford OL, Bust.

    1st: Ed Oliver, sometimes good but mostly quiet.
    1st: Rousseau, sometimes flashes but mostly quiet.
    2nd: Epenesa, extremely quiet but a couple sacks a year
    2nd: Boogie Basham, okay been a healthy scratch a lot.

    Brandon Beane’s draft’s post Josh Allen have been pretty underwhelming especially on the LoS.

    3rd: Zack Moss, bust gone.
    3rd: Dawson Knox, gazillion dollar contract for top 25 TE play.

    Chiefs trade up ahead of us and steal McDuffie. We draft Elam who is man corner for a our zone scheme. Struggled mightily and had been benched more than a few games for poor CB’s.

  3. #97 on the Bills had so much blue showing on his uniform it looked like he played for a third team. He was wearing blue from the chest down with the white unform rolled up. A few of their DL players also had a bunch of blue.

    Doesn’t matter to the outcome but I can’t imagine the league would be happy about that. It looked really odd on TV.

  4. And that concludes another episode of …

    Life Without Brady.

    Starring…

    Bill Belichick as the bumbling coach who thought he would continue to win games with any other quarterback.

  5. The Patriots have always been a big part of my life. Always loved watching them. Most games these days are almost unwatchable. Jones and Patricia need to go. We need Dante Scarnecchia back and as much as I hate to say it, we probably need BB to leave if he’s not willing to stop being the GM

  6. Congrats to the Bills, They made it look easy tonight. OFC the Pats offensive play calling and poor O-line play helped that along. The Matty P offensive experiment is a disaster, that plug needs pulling.

  7. After Stevenson fumbled Belichick stopped going to the run which made things easy for the Bills on defense. The Pats should have picked off Allen twice in the first half but after that Allen did what he wanted to with Diggs and Davis. Pats had a golden opportunity tonight and Mac Jones kept shooting the Pats in the foot every drive. He is not the guy after his contract is up he needs to be shown the door. No way Bailey Zappe is any worse. Bills capitalized on Pats just being plain sloppy. If Pats don’t win against the Cardinals the season is over.

  8. the pats had 1 accidental play. that resulted in points. the bills played safe. food win for buf.. regardless of sf/mia outcome the division still comes down to buf and mia in buf

  9. BB could have had Jimmy Garappolo quarterbacking his team right now, winning games. Instead he has noodle arm. Sad.

  10. I don’t like the way our OL is playing – Allen needs better protection & their not making enough lanes for the running game. I know the Pats D is pretty good but the score should’ve been at least 34-10!

  11. So fun to see the Pats return to their pre-Brady form. Absolute bottom dwelling trash.

  12. I’ve been cheering AGAINST the Bills my entire life. And this pains me to say, Josh Allen is such a cool and likable player. He really is a man child with a thunder arm and attitude. I’d invite him over to watch games if he wasn’t so busy. You have a gem Buffalo.

  13. Apparently it is really hard to compete without secret film of the opponents offense…
    Sincerely,
    The St. Louis Rams.

  14. That was a horrific performance by the Pats special teams. Admittedly, if Brady was the QB, refs would have thrown two or three pass interference calls after Brady’s facial expressions and hand gestures. Nonetheless, bad coaching/bad preparation by New England.

  15. MortimerInMiami says:
    December 1, 2022 at 3:50 pm
    Patriots 21
    Bills 7

    BB will shut down Josh Allen.
    ____________

    Adorable. How’d that go?

  16. An embarrassing effort by the Patriots in all three phases. I thought Allen would be the difference with his running in key situations. They didn’t need him to run except on a few occasions when outside rushes opened run gaps. Pats D couldn’t get off the field and the offense couldn’t stay on it.

    It might sound foolish but the missed field goal at the half really changed the game. The Bills were always in control. You are not in control up 7. Tactically, if Belichick is going to play conservative they have to execute and they didn’t. Bills controlled the game from second quarter on.

  17. Forget about Bill winning a ring without Brady. He will never win another playoff game. Most years won’t even get to the playoffs.

  18. austinspencer says:
    December 1, 2022 at 11:49 pm
    Why is every Thursday Night game absolutely painful to watch LOL

    Painful for a Pats fan. Clearly.

  19. It’s amazing to see the Patriots suffer on top of the Eagles and Dolphins drafting stud Alabama QBs while they have mac jones LOLOLOLOL

  20. I’m a fan of the game – I have such respect for what Belichick accomplished w/ the Patriots for so many years. I don’t think there is really a debate that he is the GOAT. And man, did he own the Bills for a long, long time.

    Which is what makes the past few years so satisfying for Bills fans. Obviously, nothing matters too much until they get the big prize. But games like this, where they just impose their will and there is really nothing that the Patriots can do to stop it….it just feels good. Never really thought I’d see the day.

    Great win tonight. Feels like they’re back on track.

  21. The silence from our favorite troll poster is deafening. Must be busy watching film to see where Goodell was in a ref uniform.

  22. bradyownsyou says:
    December 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    And that concludes another episode of …

    Life Without Brady.

    ===

    You mean that guy playing on the 5-6 team?

  23. This aged well:

    This makes no sense.

    If NE was to win this game, they’re 7-5, would have at least split with the Bills, will likely split with Miami when they come up to Foxborough in the cold on their little white pants, and NE swept the Jets already destroying Zachie Wilson’s carrer in one fell swoop.

    So, that wouldn’t make them “lowly” at all.

    They’re not losing to Arizona or the Raiders. Sorry. The Cincy game will be tough for sure, but they’re at home there with that one.

  24. As a Bills fan, Sunday is gonna be so relaxing. Chill and watch football knowing we got the dub already.

  25. I am no fan of Mac Jones, but what do you expect him to do? It’s Stevenson and a bunch of schmos. Bills are similar with diggs and a bunch of schmos, but Allen covers up a lot of holes for the Bills. No Mac is not as good as Allen, but who is? Allen is the best football player (I didn’t say QB), yes the best football player in the league. I would give Mac and the coordinators a little slack. Not a lot of offensive talent to work with.

  26. Maybe New England should look to the game script that worked last season……

    Play all games in 50 mph wind…

    and allow Mac Jones to throw no more than 3 passes

  27. Last place patriots lose again. To be expected from this terrible, irrelevant joke team. Need a real GM, real coach, real QB, some players with talent, pretty much everything.

  28. How appropriate the New England Patriots wore their throwbacks….their duds they wore when they couldn’t win in yesteryear. I remember them well.

  29. But but but the Bills,can’t run the ball, but but but Josh Allen turns it over in the redzone.
    Lol. It’s coming.

  30. “Brady was just a product of Belicheck’s system”. Nothing but crickets from those clueless Brady haters. You don’t know a dam thing about football.

  31. Please stop talking about running QBs getting hurt. Funny thing is RBs run way more and nobody talks about them getting hurt. Even more, the data shows more QBs get hurt in the pocket than when running!

  32. As a head coach, BB has a losing record sans Brady. While Brady is on the way to his third postseason including a SB win with yet another new head coach and system. Speaks for itself, Brady was the system while BB rode him. Joke.

  33. Will this shut up those Patriots fans from days gone by, or are they still going to be bleating about the good ole days for the next 20 years?

  34. Let’s just face the fact that the Patsys aren’t any good. Stop trying to make excuses for the loss.

  35. To all you people gloating that the Patriots are now a mediocre team, go right ahead and gloat.

    We had 20 great seasons; 9 trips to the Super Bowl, 6 rings, and year after year of total dominance, the likes of which pro football will never see again.

    We all knew that someday, the end would come. The check would come due.

    Guess what?

    It was worth it.

  36. pittsburghdamned says:
    December 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm
    Who else thinks it’s time for the Patriots to start considering moving to Toronto?

    ———-

    No thanks. Our argos are better.

  37. BB has always been a good defensive coordinator. It is becoming clear that the people responsible for game winning drives have left the building. I’ve said it before, BB will never win another playoff game and might not even get to the playoffs again without Brady. He needs either great offensive coaching or a great QB who can overcome the limitations of the offensive coaches.

  38. irvindirvin says:
    December 1, 2022 at 11:55 pm
    It’s amazing to see the Patriots suffer on top of the Eagles and Dolphins drafting stud Alabama QBs while they have mac jones LOLOLOLOL

    ————————————————————————————–
    Check back in when a stud Alabama QB wins a playoff game.

  39. Remember when all you mini-GMs thought Mac Jones was the steal of the draft? I was laughing then and I’m still laughing now.

  40. I still think Sean Payton to the Patriots could be possible. Bill retires, Kraft cleans house and hands the keys to Payton.

  41. After years of mediocre qb play, it feels amazing to have a top 3 qb in the league.
    Allen’s a stud and his arm is what? 70% healthy?

  42. I think the Bills are changing the way they will play on offense for the remainder of the season. I think we will see more ball control, more rushing, less reliance and pressure on Josh to “make plays”, and, keep the Bills defense off the field and fresh when on. I like it. It’s a needed change.

  43. It’s one thing to lose a game…it happens to all teams. To lose in the embarrassing ways that the Patriots have this year is another story. I just wonder how much longer the Kraft family is going to tolerate it. Belichick has made some bad coaching (Patricia, Judge, his sons) and in-game decisions, and he seems to be completely unphased by it all. The locker room must be a miserable place right now.

  44. “Brady was just a product of Belicheck’s system”. Nothing but crickets from those clueless Brady haters.
    ==========

    Brady is under .500 on a more talented team…

  45. prophessor4 says:
    December 1, 2022 at 11:30 pm
    the pats had 1 accidental play. that resulted in points. the bills played safe. food win for buf.. regardless of sf/mia outcome the division still comes down to buf and mia in buf
    ———————————————————–

    Two teams the Jets beat solidly. Arrogance brings on such foolhardiness all the time. Don’t be so sure of yourself.

  46. The Bills running the ball and controlling the clock, along with Allen making plays makes them a top team in the league, as if the record didnt indicate it already. If you dont have a QB, you really dont have a chance. Look at the teams who are in the hunt for AFC overall lead, they have Allen, Mahomes, Burrow, Tua, Lamar jackson, its not an accident…you dont have a QB, you dont regularly win — 49ers nothwithstanding (for now).

  47. MortimerInMiami says:
    December 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm
    Pats will be lucky to finish 9-8.
    ———————————–

    Not happening Morty. More like 8-9 and that’s only if they get some breaks over the last five games.

  48. lemmetalkwouldya says:
    December 2, 2022 at 6:32 am
    To all you people gloating that the Patriots are now a mediocre team, go right ahead and gloat.

    We had 20 great seasons; 9 trips to the Super Bowl, 6 rings, and year after year of total dominance, the likes of which pro football will never see again.

    We all knew that someday, the end would come. The check would come due.

    Guess what?

    It was worth it.
    ==================

    Let me guess, you sit around having beers with your buddies and revel in your junior high flag football team’s success.

    What have you done for me lately?

  49. Bills should’ve showed no respect and went on 4th every time instead of punting to keep the steak alive.

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